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nerve block

noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. an arrest of the passage of impulses through a nerve by means of pressure on the nerve or by injection of an anesthetic into or around the nerve.
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Origin of nerve block

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for nerve block

nerve block

noun
  1. induction of anaesthesia in a specific part of the body by injecting a local anaesthetic close to the sensory nerves that supply it
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nerve block in Medicine

nerve block

n.
  1. Interruption of the passage of impulses through a neuron by the injection of alcohol or an anesthetic.
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